Fitness Tours Through Ireland

Trekking through the varied terrain of Ireland’s wild west, rolling hills, cliff-covered beaches and busy city streets has always been a workout, but now it’s a good excuse to book a Vagabond Tour through the Emerald Isle. Whether your family is kick-starting a new fitness routine or just trying to stay on track while on vacation, Vagabond’s Adventure and Driftwood Tour offers plenty opportunity to do both.

Inspired by seeing so many tourists venture through Ireland wearing FitBits or fitness trackers, the new tours were specifically designed with health and wellness in mind. Beginning with the Vagabond Adventure, guests hike over ancient ruins; visit the Rock of Cashel, Skelligs Islands; kayak in the cove on Beara peninsula; bike; and even surf —just to name a few. Priced at €1,619 (or $1,971) per person, the seven-day trip includes transportation by Land Rover, expert-designed itineraries, incredible sightseeing, comfortable accommodations and an array of adventure activities.

Way to the Skelligs

© Michel Dreher |

While ideal for really any fitness level, be sure to bring your walking shoes. If the kids can hike or walk on uneven terrain for two hours or more, they should have no problem on this tour.

Take a walk on the relaxing side with the Driftwood Tour. If hiking isn’t really your family’s thing and you had more of a light walk in mind, the Driftwood Tour, a seven-day excursion, is perfect. Also known as the Treasure Ireland Tour, this trip boasts easy walking trails, comfortable coach transportation and plenty of sightseeing, free time in town and natural beauty.

Meet the locals at the English Market in Cork, visit the beaches of Dingle Peninsula, dolphin watch on Dingle Bay and pay a visit to Connemara, showcasing a beautiful, rustic landscape. Priced at €1,699, ($1,978) this tour include six-night accommodations and transportation.

Both tours include visits to the Cliffs of Moher — as it is a must-see while in Ireland — and each tour has a bit of a personal feel, as they are always smaller groups. Your family won’t feel overwhelmed in the crowd.

Feel free to check out additional activities and add-on excursions on the website, as Vagabond offers a wide variety of treks, tours and adventure opportunities for tourists and families.